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Pregnant Mothers Taking Prenatal Folic Acid May Not Help Boost Sons' Fertility

Reuters,  June 24, 2011

Young men whose mothers took folic acid supplements while pregnant did not grow up to produce healthier sperm, a small Danish study has found. The research, published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, was the first to compare the quality of sperm from sons of mothers-to-be who took folic acid with sperm from men whose mothers did not take the B vitamin. Because the study was small, however, other researchers say they view the results with caution.

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